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Rebecca Blank Announces First Responder Network Board Members

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank has appointed new members of a board to help oversee the deployment of a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders, the department announced Monday. The 15-member Board of the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet will act as an independent authority within the …

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Days of ‘Stovepiped’ Systems Over, Air Force Officials Say

“Network-centric” operations get no buzz at the MILCOM conference anymore according to a recent report from National Defense magazine following the two day conference. Organizations like the National Defense Industrial Association used to devote entire conferences for that buzz term, but generals this year declared  “the days of stove-piped systems” to be over. …

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Report Says Wireless Networks Outgrowing Capacity

A report from the Global Information Industry Center at the University of California, San Diego indicated that the wireless network demand is still growing rapidly, soon to overcome capacity. “We’re currently experiencing a mass migration from wired networks to wireless networks, which under the best of circumstances have far less …

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LightSquared Threatens Court Date if FCC Blocks Network

LightSquared, the Reston, Va.-based company that has proposed to build a national broadband wireless network, said Monday it may take legal action if the Federal Communications Commission denies it permission to build the network. The FCC has said it will not approve the LightSquared network unless well-documented GPS interference problems …

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FCC Issues Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission has installed rules for its Net Neutrality policy, which will go into effect Nov. 20 for broadband access providers. The rules are to ensure certainty and predictability to all Internet stakeholders in terms of content, service providers and consumers. Rules include: Transparency requiring disclosure of the network management …

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